Nation’s Largest Tank Barge Company

The nation's largest tank barge company now effectively treats high-strength oily wastewater with an integrated API, DAF, and bioFLOW MBR system, consistently meeting stringent direct discharge limitations


bioFLOW MBR System for Nation’s Largest Tank Barge Company


Tank Barge


Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) Removal

Application Parameters

bioprocessH2O is equipped with a team of experts experienced in the wastewater industry. We provide solutions by offering innovative wastewater treatment systems that are custom built to each client’s needs and specifications. Allow bioprocessH2O to help you get the most out of your water with these recommended treatment systems.

Wastewater Flow
70,000 GPD
10,000 – 15,000 mg/L
5,000 – 8,000 mg/L
<25 mg/L
1,000 – 5,000 mg/L
<25 mg/L
Oil & Grease
1,000 – 10,000 mg/L
<5 mg/L

The Problem

The Nation’s largest tank barge company is a centralized treatment facility that receives oily wastewater from barges and ships that transport oil and petroleum products. The wastewater is highly loaded with BOD, COD, TSS and oil and they were seeking a direct discharge permit.

The Solution

In 2010, Ecolab partnered with bioprocessH2O to provide a fully integrated API separation and a Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) system for oil removal along with a bioFLOW Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) System.

The Results

The bioFLOW MBR system provides effective treatment of the high strength wastewater stream that allows the facility to consistently meet stringent effluent discharge limitations for direct discharge. The External tubular membrane process has proven to be a very robust and reliable membrane separation system that can be aggressively cleaned.




BODS removed

>99 %

Oil & Grease Removed

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